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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bridge of the Gods lll

Autumn View of Bridge of the Gods from Thunder Island

Connecting Oregon and Washington between Cascade Locks and Stevenson, the Bridge of the Gods is one of my very favorite locations to photograph. The bridge itself is pretty outstanding, but to make things even more impressive, it is surrounded by the amazing Columbia River Gorge.  I took this photo on a very soggy autumn day from the westernmost point of Thunder Island. Doesn't the picnic table offer a most peaceful looking spot to take in the views?

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Reeder Falls

Reeder Falls, Skamania County, Washington

Reeder Falls is located on the Washougal River in Washington, not far from the Columbia River Gorge. There are many waterfalls in a very short stretch of the river. I had read about the area online and headed out on a very rainy Sunday to explore. Despite the crazy rushing water, the spot was unusually quiet. Seems like the tunnel-like rocks that surround the falls actually absorbed the sound instead of echoing it.

One thing to be noted that the other online forums I gathered information from did not mention because I think it may be new -- there were literally dozens of no trespassing signs on both sides of the road near this waterfall. This will be a huge bummer for those people that frequent these nice swimming holes and river spots next summer. The whole area, in fact, was pretty well abandoned. Most likely due to these new restrictions. We only saw one other person on a motorcycle a few miles down the road.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Edgefield Vineyards

Vineyards at McMenamins Edgefield in Autumn, Troutdale Oregon


It takes me about 8 minutes to walk from my house to McMenamins Edgefield. I love having the gathering spot so close, especially when we have visitors and the weather is cooperating. It is great to walk over, get a beer and stroll the grounds. Edgefield brews its own beer, and also has a winery and distillery on its 74 acres. These vines that are right out front are some of the many that can be found on the property that supply the grapes for the wine making.

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